Bone coming thru shrinking gums

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My gums are shrinking and the bone is exposed
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Patricia Meyer

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  • really worried about infection and its very painful

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Barbara G

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Patricia

I don't  know a thing  about this but I would go to a Peridontist
and find out what is going on

A dental college would be a good and safe place to go to
Where do you live?
Are you  near a  dental college

Barbara 
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99.9% probable that it is the remains of a tooth that is exposed.  You do need to have that taken care of due to impending infection.  They cut the skin (gums) open and use like a clipper device and then suture.  The dentist who pulled your teeth should take care of that as part of the program that you paid for and not charge extra. 
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thank you for answering she did that but the stithes didnt stay and the other dentist said it would heal on its own so Im not sure what to do I started some antibiotics just to be safe. Will be seeing the original dentist this week.ugghhh
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Now I just noticed a spot on the top of my mouth where bone is coming thru my shrinking gums. I hope this wont require any type of surgery I dont trust the dentist I am seeing.
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I had the same thing some pieces are smaller or larger than others actually that was the worst part of my extraction s..that none coming forth is annoying and more uncomfortable than the actual extraction itsel!
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Suppose to say the bone coming forth if they are able they will pull it out!
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Patricia
If there is a Dental school near you you could get a very good opinion there

If not there are doctors/dentists that offer a free consultation and you could  visit one and tell them you are considering changing dentists and want their opinion on what you should do about this problem and  also  the  problem of the ill fitting dentures
They should give you an opinion and a price
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Barbara I have a message in to another dentist, I am hoping to get a call tomorrow, but I still need to see the original dentist about this. If I need any type of procedure she needs to take care of it for me as part of the after extraction care. I am on disability and cant afford to pay another dentist to fix problems they didnt create. Maybe its just a matter of time and healing, whst the hell do I know, I wasnt told anything at the beginning or during this process, so Im learning everything on the internet and I have no idea what to expect. I do know that this isnt what I thought it would be and I have had an aweful time Im miserable and wish I had made a better moer informed choice. UGGHHHHH
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Patricia Meyer
Yes you are right   You have to finish up with first dentist.
Much of this will be time and healing

So you are  learning now and that's a good thing
Don't blame your self you will be OK
You are going to make it out and get this whole thing on track
It's one step at a time   Get the most out of this whole thing with the first dentist before you go onto the next step
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Barbara, I have an appt tomorrow to see if I can convince another dentist to make me a horseshoe upper to wear while I finish healing, my temps are so bad I cannot do anything with the top denture, And the palate gives me an aweful headache after an hour of wearing it. I am really hoping they will help me and make it for me, if Im paying for it and Im willing to agree that if it doesnt work they arent responsible , Im hoping that will be enough to convince them.
Hopefully they will do it. Then I go on Weds I go to my original dentist for a check up but Im not letting her touch me lol she is cut your gums happy and I dont want to be cut on anymore. I wake up in pain and spend all day jn pain I can see bone poking thru my gums on the roof of my mouth where my gums are shrinking I have no idea what the dentist can do about that issue. This is aweful just aweful
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Patricia Meyer
Well it sounds  like a plan that might work for  you?
I wish you would consider asking your original dentist for a refund so you   could use that money for something that works better for you

What are you asking your original dentist to do with 
this denture (s) that is not working for you??
Can they make the pallet thinner or shorter??
Can they remake the entire denture?

Why can't the original dentist make a horse shoe
denture for you??

Did you say your income was from SSI?
Are you Medicad  eligible??
What state and town are you in?
Barbara
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Barbara, I am in largo florida, the original dentist has had her lab make 2 sets of temp dentures, both sets suck, she actually told me on my last visit to bring the first lousy set back so we dont get charged for them, and she commented that she has had to do so much extra for free, so Im not even trying to deal with her and a refund. I just want to heal and move on from this whole thing. If tomorrow doesnt go how I want I will do my research for the online dentures and continue this journey one way or another. And I still have my insurance to fall back on for a full set of dentures.
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Patricia
Hopefully  it will play out the way you want it to

Good Luck tomorrow

I'm in New York and New York is freezing
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Barbara I am from Mass. Stay warmm thank you so much I didnt sleep a wink my mind is so over burdened at this point I cant rest at all. Stay indoors if possible. And Thank you
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I lived in Tampa Bay for 26 years..small world